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Can’t-Miss December Events In DC

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Can't-Miss December Events In DC

DC’s Downtown Holiday Market

We consider a trip to the Downtown Holiday Market an annual tradition at this point – it just doesn’t quite feel like Christmas without a stroll through the assortment of festive offerings.  Take advantage of this great opportunity to pick up a unique gift or two and select some items to deck your halls with, all while enjoying some cocoa and live music.  The vendors will rotate throughout the month, so don’t hesitate to make a return trip or two!

When: November 24th – December 23rd, open daily from noon – 8pm
Where: 8th & F St NW
Cost: Free to attend



Miracle on Seventh Street Pop-Up Bar

The latest in a string of uber-popular themed pop-up bars in this Shaw location, Miracle on Seventh Street celebrates the spirit of the season with themed rooms, cocktails and more.  Your best Instagram photo ops include a snow cave, gingerbread house,  a vintage sleigh, an ornament drenched bar, and a “Chinese take-out and a movie” themed space.  Cocktails we can’t wait to try include the “I Sleigh, All Day” and the “You Go, Glenn Coco”.  As always, bundle up because there’s sure to be a line around the corner waiting to get in!

When: November 24th – December 31st, see website for hours
Where: 1839 7th St NW
Cost: Free to enter



Georgetown Glow

Georgetown is already pretty magical this time of year (or any time of the year, really), but with the installation of public light-art throughout the commercial district, including the C&O Canal, Grace Church, and Wisconsin Avenue, the neighborhood has really come to life this holiday season.  Make a date night out if it by enjoying cocktails and dinner beforehand to keep you warm as you stroll.

When: December 8th – January 7th, 5pm – 10pm nightly
Where: 3000 K St NW (a good starting point, but see website for map of exhibits)
Cost: Free to attend



MetroCooking DC 2017: The Metropolitan Cooking & Entertainment Show

Attention, foodies: this is your can’t-miss event of the year!  Mingle with celebrity chefs, take in cooking demos, sample local beer and wine, and learn a new culinary skill at the pop-up cooking school at this year’s MetroCooking DC Show.  You won’t be leaving emptyhanded either: hundreds of specialty food vendors will be showcases their goods for purchase in the exhibitor marketplace.

When: December 9th – 10th
Where: 801 Mt. Vernon Place NW
Cost: $21.50+



Nog Fest at The Wharf

The completion of The Wharf has given us a stellar new destination for nights on the town, plus a host of wonderful events to enjoy.  Nog Fest is another great opportunity to make your way down to DC’s hottest new waterfront destination while enjoying classic eggnog and nog-themed cocktails, games, crafts, and free s’mores for all ages!

When: December 16th
Where: Wharf Street, District Pier
Cost: Free to attend


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